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gez

Halloween Arcade

Posted by gez Nov 6, 2019
  My Halloween themed arcade machine was a huge hit on the night, both small children and middle aged men squealed with delight when they first caught sight of it. If you are looking at it and thinking that this was a difficult build and that you need serious DIY skills to construct it, you had better keep reading, because this machine is incredibly simple to make.   I live in Australia, where Halloween is slowly but steadily creeping it's way into our culture. My neighbourhood was l ...
Here is the daylight demo of the completed project.  The fingers of the glove on my right hand control each of the spider legs.  In my left hand I have a set of switches to select sound effects and to raise or lower the spider in its gantry.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqE3772h2Z4   Here is a nighttime demo from Halloween night. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6thji1g5gpU   Here is an indoor video that more clearly shows how the data glove finger and wrist ...
samyakjain

Mist Spooky Pumpkin

Posted by samyakjain Nov 1, 2019
Spooky Halloween                   Putting the LEDs inside a Pumpkin was an old type of project/design here I can up with an exciting design like this:       Inside the pumpkin not put LEDs only but also create some spooky effect/Mist effect so it looks more attractive with the different combinations of LEDs and the MIST effect coming out from Pumpkin.       Working & Diagram/Design:-  ...
      Also on Twitter https://twitter.com/ThereminHero/status/1189721638419472384   The Goal Back in September I set out to build an LED cube made out of LED matrix panels. What I eventually ended up with is a battery powered / raspberry pi driven interactive cube, able to (among other things) play emulated NES and gameboy games while dealing with all the intricacies of wrapping a 2D game around the outside of a cube. Oh, and I threw in a lazy susan to make single playe ...
For halloween this year, I made two pairs of robotic DEAL WITH IT glasses. It uses a continuous micro servo on a 3D-printed linear actuator mount that I designed. I documented the whole project here, in a new channel called I WANT TO MAKE:   ...
dougw

Crabby Skullduggery

Posted by dougw Top Member Oct 31, 2019
I have been having a devil of a time trying to design and build an animated head for my animated crab chassis. My CAD software refused to make stl files of some of the parts, my slicer refused to properly slice some of the parts into a 3D print file, my big printer couldn't get a bad roll of PLA to print properly - it just wouldn't stick to itself. I printed off 14 parts successfully with white PLA but the big orange prints just kept failing. With Halloween fast approaching, I decided to change ...
Built using some scrap acrylic, blue book-covering, a scrap outdoor gas heater from the neighbour's throw-out, 2 range hood exhaust fan units from the junk pile of the local kitchen renovation business, some thrown out plumbing tubing from the junk pile of a building site and 8 takeaway bowls sprayed yellow, a shoebox and carton tubes from some posters sprayed red, red tubing from a broken vacuum cleaner someone threw out, parts from a broken pedestal fan someone threw out. Plus a lot of hours o ...
In most good horror movies there is a mad scientist (or mad engineer?) who needs to turn on his equipment for bringing a monster to life or other such thing. Typically there are big sparks as the switch makes contact as it does not have suitable suppression circuitry. I loved the idea of having such a switch but did not fancy having live electricity exposed to the users and real sparks are fun but also not that safe.   So I built my own knife switch. The first step was to model it in CA ...
For the past few years I have been building Animatronics controller boards for a client that builds really cool skulls (https://www.halloweenskulls.com/ ).  This client had posted a job, to replace an existing controller board with a lower cost product.  This has been a really fun project that continues to grow.   The three boards (from left to right) are as follows:   First Generation - 12 servo channels, 3 dimming LED channels (with common strobing channel), jumpers for ...
cozytom

Scaredy Ghost

Posted by cozytom Oct 23, 2019
The Scaredy Ghost is designed to be scared by the spooky trick or treaters.     The arms are open to look like a normal ghost. When the scary trick or treater gets close, the ghost covers it's eyes because it is scared.   It uses a PIR sensor to detect the trick or treater, fed into an Arduino nano. There are two servos, one in each arm to open and close the arms. When the closed up ghost detects no motion, it will carefully open one arm to "look" if the trick or treater i ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNyW8ooY1g8     The robot helmet/mask is made of common parts found at a hardware store....a cheap grinder faceshield, a bucket, and cardboard. The electronic parts are hobby store type parts,: an Arduino Nano, WS2812 strips, a LipO battery, 2 gearmotors, 2 DC buck power supplies., a pushbutton.  The type of scanning LED eyes on the robot are selected by pushbutton: cylon red, cylon blue, cylon green on white, police lights mode, flux capacitor ...
current revision video https://youtu.be/t-4IWkrXu9E   Protect the Universe with an Arduino Nano, qty 84 WS2812 NeoPixel LEDs, a DFPlayer module, and recycled household junk. The repulsor is powered with an 800mAHr LiPO battery. Always fuse the main circuit, and branch protect multiple module projects for ease of troubleshooting later.   A 15W audio amp and a repurposed iHome player (only reused the enclosure and speakers) adds some kick to the sound effects. ...
Inspired by the Indian Jones film "The Temple of Doom", I teamed up with "The Kuriologist" to make a skull bowl with jewelled eyes. The electronics are pretty simple. The "brain" is an Adafruit Gemma, some LEDs and a piece of audio wire screening to act as a sensor for the capacitive touch sensors.   The skull was made from scrunched up tape rolls, newspaper boxes and paper mache, the gemma was housed in a small cardboard box. The Kuriologist based the design on an ape skull and covered ...
jissdeodates

Halloween 2019

Posted by jissdeodates Oct 19, 2019
The main excitement of Halloween — costumes and candy — might not happen until October 31, but that doesn't mean your kids can't celebrate right up until the big day. And while carving pumpkins is fun for the whole family, if that's all you're doing, you're missing out on a whole host of other fun holiday crafts! Well, miss out no more. This year, let's think beyond the pumpkin and kick off the spookiest season of the year with these Halloween crafts for kids, which include ghosts, b ...
crisdeodates

Happy Halloween

Posted by crisdeodates Oct 19, 2019
Something big is coming this halloween. Stay tuned.... ...